Kids find body while playing outside in North Avondale

NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - A group of children discovered a body while playing outside a North Avondale apartment complex, witnesses said Thursday.

Cincinnati police were called to the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue to investigate what they called a "suspicious death" around 5 p.m.

The kids saw the partially buried body and notified an adult in the Alston Park apartment complex.

"They were traumatized, and I think that's terrible that these little kids were so upset to see something like this," said Marie Myers.

Myers lives in the complex and said her 11-year-old grandson was one of the first to notice the body. The boy said he made the discovery after noticing a strong odor coming from the edge of a nearby treeline.

"When I went over there something was stinking," said Jo'De Bradford, with his grandmother standing by him. "I kept looking around and I looked far away at the trees in the grass it looked like a dead body."

FOX19 obtained a photo taken by the child's family of the body he found. The body was mostly buried in the dirt, with only the belly showing and a partial black bag over the head.

Police have not said how long the body had been there nor did they indicate how the victim died. If you have any information about this case you can call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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